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September 16, 2015

Long Hair Victorian Style: 14 Vintage Photographs That Prove Victorian Women Never Cut Their Hair

Hair was said to be a woman's crowning glory, The Victorians certainly knew that as these photos will convey. A Victorian girl until the age of 16 wore her hair in braids, once she became a young lady at age 16 her hair went up (while her hem length went down to the ankle.)

c. 1890. (Image: History of Advertising Trust/Heritage Images/Getty Images)

Victorian hair was so precious that it was often saved after the loved one passed away and woven into beautiful intricate jewelry, wall hangings & sculptures such as this Victorian hair tree.

The only time a proper Victorian woman let her hair down was in the privacy of her bedroom, her husband or children were the only ones allowed to see her this way.

c. 1865. (Image: Transcendental Graphics/Getty Images)

c. 1870. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

c. 1885. (Image: London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images)

c. 1890. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

c. 1890. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

c. 1890. (Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

c. 1900. (Image: PYMCA/UIG/Getty Images)

c. 1865. (Image: adoc-photos/Corbis)

c. 1900. (Image: PYMCA/UIG/Getty Images)

c. 1900. (Image: Alinari Archives/Corbis)

c. 1914. (Image: Corbis)

c.1885 The Seven Sutherland Sisters. (Image: Mark Jay Goebel/Getty Images)

c. 1900. Rev. Fletcher Sutherland and his daughters, the Seven Sutherland Sisters.

(via Mashable/ Retronaut)



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